receives the runoff from the Wales Stream, which is meltwater from nearby
macrofauna are much less diverse than their warmer-water cousins.
Here, the only visible macrofauna are Adamussium colbecki
(the Antarctic scallop) and one species of brittle star. However,
meiofauna (like foraminifera) are very diverse and abundant.
Credit: Steve Alexander
Sediment grain size here
can vary from year to year (notice that the 1999 samples are finer
on average than the 2001).